Electrical Systems: Torches

In this topic, children apply their scientific understanding of electrical circuits to create a torch made from easily available materials and objects. They will also design and evaluate their product against set design criteria

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Lesson 1: Electrical Products

Pupils explore the difference between electrical and electronic as well as revisiting how to create a simple circuit

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Lesson 2: Evaluating Torches

Pupils evaluate a range of different torches and identify the features of a torch: housing, reflector, circuit and switch

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Lesson 3: Torch Design

Using their understanding from the previous lessons, pupils create a design for their torches incorporating the features they have identified

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Lesson 4: Torch Assembly

Closely following their designs, children build the circuit and the housing for their torches in the final lesson of the topic

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